Actress Sheila Steafel dies at the age of 84 after boldly fighting leukemia while her agent mourns the loss of the & # 39; comic giant & # 39; who collaborated with David Frost
- Miss Steafel played in David Frost & # 39; s sketch show from 1960, The Frost Report
- She also appeared on Dave Allen At Large and The Kenny Everett Television Show
- Her agent said: & # 39; Unfortunately I can officially confirm that our multi-talented customer Sheila Steafel has passed away & # 39;
Her agent said Sheila Steafel "was a comic giant and she will be greatly missed & # 39;
Comical actress Sheila Steafel died at the age of 84.
Sheila Steafel, known for her unbeatable comic timing, adorned stages, television and radio for several decades.
Miss Steafel, a star from the sketch show of David Frost from the 60s, entertained the audience in many roles.
She has also appeared on Dave Allen At Large, The Kenny Everett Television Show and Sykes.
She continued with shows for a woman at the Edinburgh festival and the London theaters and also played in her own untitled Channel 4 program.
Her agent, Barry Langford, announced her death on Twitter and said how much she would be missed.
He wrote: "Unfortunately, I can officially confirm that our multi-talented customer Sheila Steafel died after boldly fighting leukemia.
"Sheila was a comic giant and she will be missed enormously."
Miss Steafel played in David Frost & # 39; s sketch show from 1960, The Frost Report. From left to right: Sheila Steafel, David Frost, Julie Felix, John Cleese, producer James Gilbert, Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett
Miss Steafel was married to actor Harry H. Corbett, who played Harold Steptoe in Steptoe and Son, from 1958 to 1964.
As a talented impressionist, radio listeners from the seventies and eighties knew her as the voice of many characters in the Radio 4 satirical show Week Ending, including the simulation of Margaret Thatcher and Shirley Williams.
In a previous interview about her, writer and comedian Barry Cryer described her as "hilarious" and added, "She let them roll down the aisles."
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